An Athlete’s experience.

We have recently had the pleasure to get some workouts with a professional baseball player and Miami local George Barber. He had some great things to say about his experience, so we wanted to share with our friends.


“Thanks for the workout!

Here’s a little testimony – Having been through high school, college, and professional strength and conditioning programs, none of them have provided the “experience” that V Art of Wellness has. Chris and Tracie have introduced a new level of fitness to me, a perfect blend of intense focus and “true strength” developing body movements. Chris’s workouts challenges you to get the most out of your body, training the body and mind to be efficient and perform at optimal levels.Tracie’s Aeroga pushes you past your mental and physical limitations, incorporating a mix of yoga and high intensity workouts that breeds balance, focus, and body strength. As an athlete and avid fitness follower, I can attest that both workouts are unlike anything I’ve experienced. Seeing how applicable they are to my craft and life is truly exciting. I genuinely believe that Chris and Tracie aren’t selling a product, but rather sharing a lifestyle that aids in a better quality of life mentally and physically, fit for any and everyone.”

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

By Dr. Mercola

It’s long been known that calorie restriction can increase the lifespan of certain animals. More recent studies suggest that intermittent fasting can provide the same health benefits as constant calorie restriction, which may be helpful for those who cannot successfully reduce their everyday calorie intake. “Undernutrition without malnutrition” is the only experimental approach that consistently improves survival in animals with cancer, and extends overall lifespan by about 30 percent.

Both intermittent fasting and continuous calorie restriction have been shown to produce weight loss and improve metabolic disease risk markers. However, intermittent fasting tends to be slightly more effective for reversing insulin resistance. Besides turning you into an efficient fat burner, intermittent fasting can boost your human growth hormone production (aka HGH, the “fitness hormone”) by as much as 1,200 percent for women and 2,000 percent for men.

Intermittent fasting can also improve your brain function by boosting your production of a protein called  brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which protects your brain from the changes associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and  helps prevent neuromuscular degradation.


January BeFit Method™ Challenge Results

Keep up the work guys! Constant progress.
Below are the times for the January BeFit Method™ Challenge top finishers.

1. Aaron 36:10
2. Sebastien 36:12
3. Alex 37.48
4. Rodrigo 39:05
5. Tremaine 39:10
6. Oscar 40:03
7. Rosana 40:19
8. Anthony 42:30
9. Curt 46.45
10. Sohen 47:08

Train On All Energy Systems.

I have mentioned in the Befit Method™ Philosophy to train on all energy systems.
It is the approach that our team recommends and is the foundation of our training

So What does that mean? Why Energy Systems?

Energy systems is how the body produces the fuel our working muscles need while maintaining homeostasis. It allows us to really understand the most important questions about acheiving optimal performance.

The truth is…
More Energy = Better Performance.

As stated by Dr. Yuri Verkhoshansky…(inventor of plyometric training)

“The role of an athlete’s strength and conditioning program IS NOT just to improve strength or conditioning…it is first and foremost to increase their potential to produce energy. This increase in energy is what provides the foundation for the athlete to perform their skill faster.

If you think in terms of power an athlete needs to perform the movement or skill faster with more velocity. If you think in the terms of endurance the athlete must be able to produce energy for longer.

In order to regenerate or maintain energy homeostasis during intense exercise energy expenditure, the body has three energy systems that differ in terms of how fast they can regenerate ATP (our cell energy source) and for how long they can regenerate it. The three systems are aerobic, alactic anaerobic and lactic anaerobic.

A simple way to think of energy systems is to observe a 100 meter sprint, a 400 meter sprint and the mile. The record for the 100 meter = 9.58s, (Alactic Anaerobic) the World Record for the 400m = 43.18s (Lactic Anaerobic) and the World Record for the mile = 3:43. (Aerobic). The longer the duration, the more that the aerobic process takes over.

We believe in training with the objective to increase overall physical preperation and performance. With the goal to improve overall performance it is best to focus on maximizing total energy production and to establish a balance between aerobic and anaerobic processes.

Energy systems are an integral part of human performance since they are the foundation for all motor work. To develop all energy systems allows you to maximize power and deliver over a greater duration. Although aerobic and anaerobic can’t always be addressed simultaneously it is important to address both since some sports will demand reletive contributions from both.

For More Details On The Science behind Energy Systems and Performance
Check out Joel Jamieson

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